a painting of a woman in a row boat, in whites and greys, being tossed by abstract swirling waves in shades of rust, magenta, and cream, with a background of blue and green curvilinear abstract shapes
Artist Talk: Valerie Hird
First Floor Gallery, BCA Center


Valerie Hird explores humanity’s shared stories and reflects on the ambiguities of culture and environment in shaping one’s identity in contemporary society. For her gallery talk, Hird examines some of the visual and literary sources that inform work created over the past decade and featured in her BCA exhibit, The Garden of Absolute Truths.

Valerie Hird, Child of the Pure Unclouded Mind, 2019, watercolor and oil on Arches paper (detail)

The 2022 Exhibition Year Presented By Mascoma Bank, Community First Since 1899, Certified B Corp, With a circular logo of repeating teardrop shapes

Valerie Hird: The Garden of Absolute Truths is sponsored in part by The Maslow Family Foundation, Rolf Kielman & Stephanie Spencer, and Bonnie Reid Martin. Hospitality sponsors, Lake Champlain ChocolatesFarrell Distributing, and Prophecy Wines.

Burlington City Arts is supported in part by The Vermont Arts Council & the National Endowment for the Arts.

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